Scott Humphrey Jammit: New Music-Learning iPhone iPad App Announced

Jammit iPhone iPad App

Scott Humphrey Jammit: New Music-Learning App Announced

Today at the Macworld Conference & Expo, music producer Scott Humphrey (Motley Crue, Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne) will be unveiling the new Jammit app. Jammit is said to be the first music app of its kind to isolate top industry artists’ original multi-track master recordings, giving musicians of all levels a way to learn their favorite music tracks as they were meant to be played.

Created by Scott Humphrey, the Jammit app has a lot to offer. Some Jammit features include instrument isolation, synchronized notation, tablature, phrase looping, and a slow speed function that slows down a part without changing the pitch. With Jammit on hand, you will be able to interpret music correctly and learn the parts faster than you normally would.

“Until now, there was always a level of uncertainty of how the original track was played,” said Humphrey. “Jammit offers musicians a unique combination of software features combined with isolated tracks from the original multi-track master recordings. Our ever expanding library features many of the top artists from the last four decades.”

The Jammit library offers includes access to tracks by Steve Vai, Rob Zombie, Nickelback, No Doubt, Marilyn Manson, Foreigner, Motley Crüe, Grateful Dead, Pantera, Alice Cooper, and many others.

Previously, people had to rely on traditional learning tactics like printed sheet music or mixed audio files, constantly pushing play, rewind, and play again on their music player. With the introduction of Jammit, the maker says, musicians finally have access to the isolated multi-tracks sessions combined with innovative and easy-to-use software for maximum learning potential. Proprietary variable timing reference technology offers access to many features including the following:

Isolation of individual instruments and vocals for pinpoint learning
Synchronized scrolling notation and tablature
Audio waveform displays for visual cues and navigation
Looping and song section markers for detailed accuracy
Performance recording and playback
Slow playback mode that doesn’t affect the original pitch
Use the app to isolate an individual instrument within a dense mix and hear the intricacies of an instrument. The scrolling digital notation and tablature makes it easy to reference and follow along with the audio, and you can practice in loop mode, mute the isolated track, jam along with the band track, and record their own performance.

Jammit will be available soon at At the Web site, Jammit users will be able to download, install, and purchase their favorite songs for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, OS X, Windows, and other devices.

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Winter NAMM 2011 PreSonus

Winter Namm 2011

First day of Winter NAMM started out really great and continued to get better. The weather in Anaheim CA was perfect. First I met up with the marketing director from Sound Trends and we went to the PreSonus booth. He introduced me to Wolfgang, the man in charge. They were demoing their new StudioLive 24 channel firewire mixer with their latest iPad app that can control the mixer an Studio One software. PLP uses a PreSonus Studiolive 16.4.2 mixer and PLP loops will soon be bundled with the next release of Studio One software.

Anaheim CA NAMM

January 13, 2011

PreSonus has released the first dedicated wireless control software for a small-format digital console: StudioLive™ Remote software for the Apple iPad®. At last, you can have wireless remote control of any PreSonus StudioLive-series digital mixer’s channels, auxes, effects, subs, Fat Channel processors, and more. Not only can these functions be controlled from anywhere in a venue by the front-of-house sound person, but custom aux mixes can be simultaneously adjusted by any performer with an iPad.

StudioLive Remote, available free from the iPad Apps store, provides direct wireless control over PreSonus Virtual StudioLive software for Mac and Windows, which in turn controls the StudioLive mixer.

Can’t set up your StudioLive mixer front-of-house? Put it on stage; grab your iPad, running StudioLive Remote; and stroll to the back of the hall to adjust the main and aux mixes, channel settings, Fat Channel processing, effects, and graphic EQs. Need to tweak a monitor mix while on stage? Now you can!

“While there are iPad apps for digital mixers costing tens of thousands of dollars, StudioLive Remote is the only iPad solution for affordably priced mixers,” notes PreSonus CEO Jim Mack. “It’s a free app and is part of the free Virtual StudioLive computer-control system that also ships free with both our 24- and 16-channel digital mixers.”

StudioLive Remote is a true iPad app, not a port. It provides multiple views of the key StudioLive mixer controls. The Overview displays the most-used parameters, such as channel levels, mutes, panning, EQ curves, and more for multiple channels at once. Click for a close-up view of Fat Channel processing, and navigate between gate, compressor, EQ, and so on with the flick of a fingertip. The Aux view shows you the levels, panning, and Fat Channel processing for the Aux sends and internal FX buses. Again, you can move between processors with a flick of a fingertip. And of course the GEQ view lets you adjust the graphic EQ. Finally, hold your iPad in Portrait position and scroll through the channels and buses to see every parameter up close.


Propellerhead Rebirth 338 On iPad And iPhone

Yay! I used to love Rebirth when it first came out back in the ’90s. Now it’s available for the iPhone. I once played an entire improve set using this on a Pentium Pro laptop at a House party in Madison WI back in ’98. It was at this really great apartment on State Street in Madison. The party was literally on the deck and the deck wrapped almost entirely around the building. There were at least 100 people on it so it was definitely built to handle a decent group. Anyway , I show up with my crappy Pentium Pro Stinkpad and plug into a good quality consumer stereo. I’ll never forget this, it was one of the best parties I’ve ever played simply because it seemed like everyone there “got it”. it was all on Rebirth and a Mouse. I played a 40 minute improv set and by this I mean there were some set patterns in there but they were basic so I tweaked a lot of knobs BUT most of what I did was from a clean slate and people were still cool with it being minimal so that was nice. Wish we had a video of it. Now I see kids like Skrillex twisting nobs on their Muadio controllers in front of 1000s of people. Times have changed but they’re also very much the same considering back in the day when artists like Richie Hawtin and Juan Atkins aka Cybotron would show up with a drum machine and a synth box.

Propellerhead Software just announced Rebirth 333 for the iPad! ReBirth, the legendary Techno Micro Composer, is on the iPad now! In this video ReBirth guru Kurt “Peff” Kurasaki gives us a walkthrough of the new iPad features, teaches beat-making Rebirth style, and shares his thoughts on the legacy of the app.

ReBirth faithfully emulates dance music’s three backbone devices: The Roland TB-303 Bass synth and the Roland TR-808 and 909 drum machines. Combine these with FX units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a gorgeous-looking interface and you’re ready to make killer tracks on your iPad. Share your music with friends on Facebook, Twitter and more using the built in sharing features.

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